De Niro to be honored at Hollywood Awards

De Niro to be honored at Hollywood Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro is to be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards for his work in David O. Russell's movie "Silver Linings Playbook."

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.
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Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller marry

Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller marry

SONOMA, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Actor Seth Rogen married his longtime girlfriend, writer Lauren Miller, in a Jewish ceremony at Kunde Estate in Sonoma, Calif., UsMagazine.com said.
Apatow working on Pee-wee Herman movie

Apatow working on Pee-wee Herman movie

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. screenwriter, director and producer Judd Apatow is developing a big-screen vehicle for comedy icon Pee-wee Herman, Variety said.
Sandler, Rogen to perform live in LA

Sandler, Rogen to perform live in LA

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Patton Oswalt are set to star in a one-time-only comedy performance in Los Angeles, Universal Pictures said.
Franco fond of 'Freaks' experience

Franco fond of 'Freaks' experience

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actor James Franco says he didn't realize just what an unusual creative environment his show "Freaks and Geeks" offered until he worked on other projects.
Bana, Hill to star in 'Funny People'

Bana, Hill to star in 'Funny People'

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman and Jonah Hill reportedly have signed up for roles in "Funny People," a new big-screen comedy to be shot this fall in Los Angeles.
Apatow, Segel to reunite for 'Engagement'

Apatow, Segel to reunite for 'Engagement'

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jason Segel reportedly is to star in the big-screen comedy "Five-Year Engagement," which he co-wrote with writer-director Nick Stoller.
WGA, West spikes its awards show

WGA, West spikes its awards show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The Hollywood writers' strike has claimed another casualty, with the Writers Guild of America, West saying it will spike its awards show if the strike persists.
Apatow weighs in on Heigl's remarks

Apatow weighs in on Heigl's remarks

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Judd Apatow admitted the first half of his hit comedy "Knocked Up" is sexist but he said it was supposed to be that way.

Reilly will perform as Dewey Cox on tour

CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Actor John C. Reilly is set to play a seven-city U.S. tour as the rock-and-roll icon he portrays in the new comedy, "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story."

'Geeks' star lands role on 'Bones'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor John Francis Daley has landed a recurring role on the Fox drama, "Bones," Zap2it.com reported Wednesday.

Author says 'Knocked Up' a knock-off

CALGARY, Alberta, June 5 (UPI) -- A Calgary writer has accused U.S. filmmakers of the hit comedy "Knocked Up" of using her ideas for their movie, adding that her suit is not a grab for cash.

Jack Black to star in 'Year One'

HOLLYWOOD, June 4 (UPI) -- Actor Jack Black has signed on for "Year One," a comedy Hollywood's Harold Ramis will direct and co-produce. Also producing the film is Judd Apatow, director-writer-producer of "Knocked Up," which bowed in last weekend at No. 2 at the U.S. box office, Var
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Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow (R) writer/director/producer of the motion picture dramatic comedy "Funny People", poses with his wife, cast member Leslie Mann, and their daughters Maude (L) and Iris, also cast members in the film, at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles on July 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Judd Apatow ( /ˈæpətaʊ/; born December 6, 1967) is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is well known for his work in comedy films, especially for films he has been involved with throughout the latter half of the 2000s. He is the founder of Apatow Productions, a film production company that also developed the cult television series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.

Apatow was born in Flushing, New York to a Jewish family, and raised in Syosset, New York. His father, Maury Apatow, was a real estate developer, and his mother, Tami Shad, worked at a comedy club in Southampton. Apatow has an older brother, Robert, and a younger sister, Mia; His maternal grandfather was music producer Bob Shad. When Apatow was twelve years old, his parents divorced. Robert went to live with his maternal grandparents, and Mia went to live with her mother. As a child, Apatow lived mainly with his father, and visited his mother on weekends.

Apatow's sense of humor provided access to friends during his teen years; obsessed with comedy, his childhood hero was Steve Martin. Apatow got his comic start while attending Syosset High School, where he hosted a program called Club Comedy on the school's 10-watt radio station WKWZ. He relied on his mother's contacts at the comedy club to gain access to the comedians; during this time, he managed to interview Steve Allen, Howard Stern, Harold Ramis and John Candy, along with then-unknowns Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Wright and Garry Shandling.

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